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Principals review MCA results with Dassel-Cokato School Board

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – District Assessment Coordinator/Cokato Elementary School Principal Brian Franklin took a spot at the Dassel-Cokato School Board table to present the district’s most recent Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results Oct. 16.

Assisting Franklin in the presentation were District Curriculum Coordinator/Dassel Elementary School Principal Debbie Morris, DC Middle School Principal Alisa Johnson, and DC High School Dean of Students Matt Foss.

Read the full story in the Oct. 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

 

DC sixth-grade teacher passes away

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Wednesday was a sad day for the Dassel-Cokato School District, with the news that sixth-grade teacher Beth Flick had passed away that morning after a battle with cancer.

In a message to staff, Superintendent Jeff Powers noted, “After 25 years in DC, the hole that Beth’s absence leaves in our schools and community is vast. We have lost a wonderful friend, teacher, coach, and most of all, person. Please keep Beth’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Look for more information in the Friday, Oct. 20 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Potential name change for Dassel park

American Legion representatives Dale Hultgren (above) and Carl Wilkin (not pictured) asked the city council about the potential of re-naming Breed’s Park to Veterans Memorial Park.

American Legion representatives Dale Hultgren (above) and Carl Wilkin (not pictured) asked the city council about the potential of re-naming Breed’s Park to Veterans Memorial Park.

DASSEL, MN – After 133 years, Dassel’s Breed’s Park may be headed for a name change, Dassel City Council agreed at its meeting Monday evening.

American Legion members Dale Hultgren and Carl Wilkin were present to inquire about changing the name of Breed’s Park to Veterans Memorial Park.

City Clerk/Treasurer Terri Boese came prepared to discuss the issue, armed with council minutes and related historical documentation dating from 1884. The documents showed that Breed’s Park was named after Horace and Ella Breed, who donated the entirety of what is now Breed’s Addition Sept. 10, 1884.

Read the full story, along with other council news items, in the Sept. 22 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

 

Dassel-Cokato School Board fills vacancy

The Dassel-Cokato School Board filled the vacancy left by the Sept. 22 resignation of board member Shane Colberg at its regular meeting Monday night.  The board appointed Andrew Engh to fill the vacancy.  Engh ran for a school board position in last year’s election, and lost by 134 votes.  Engh is the owner of A R Engh Heating and Air Conditioning, of Cokato.

See the Friday, Sept. 29 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for further details.

DCHS 2017 homecoming royalty

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Dassel-Cokato High School students crowned Chad Dischinger and Rachel Haataja as its 2017 homecoming king and queen. First attendants are Will Nelson and Anna Peterson.

DCHS's homecoming royalty are Will Nelson (first attendant), Chad Dischinger (king), Rachel Haataja (queen), and Anna Peterson (first attendant).

DCHS’s homecoming royalty are Will Nelson (first attendant), Chad Dischinger (king), Rachel Haataja (queen), and Anna Peterson (first attendant).

DCHS principal accepts position at Chisago Lakes Area Schools

Dean Jennissen

Dean Jennissen

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Dassel-Cokato High School (DCHS) will have a new supervisor working in its principal’s office this coming school year as nine-year DCHS principal Dean Jennissen recently accepted the superintendent position at the Chisago Lakes School District, located near Forest Lake.

Jennissen arrived in the DC area in August 1994 ,when he was hired as a fourth grade teacher at Dassel Elementary School. He also became the wrestling and football coach, and later taught in Cokato Elementary and was the dean of students in the district’s middle school. In 2007, he accepted the principal position at Annandale Middle School and served there for six years before taking the same position at DCHS and the Area Learning Center (ALC).

“My career path has allowed me to work with students from grades k-12 and serve many wonderful students, families, and staff along the way,” he once stated. “It has been a blast and I have loved the differences in the students at each level.”

Read the full story in the Aug. 4 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.